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Gardening Activities for Kids; Wormery and Sunflowers

The third week of our vegetable garden came and went very quietly. This was completely expected, based on past botanical experiments. First, there’s the initial excitement of planting the seeds. Next, the carefully nurtured seedlings are discovered. Then, the interest… Continue Reading →

Kids Vegetable Garden; La Segunda Semana

We are now in the second week of our kids vegetable garden. At last, the spring onions and carrots have started sprouting in our mini garden! The kids are still super enthused with the hands-on botanical fun. I’m delighted with… Continue Reading →

Mini Vegetable Garden; Elementary Botany

At the weekend, we planted a super fun miniature garden*. Not a real (outdoor) garden; it’s a transparent planter, so you can observe the plants’ root and stem growth. However, it’s captured our imaginations and we really love our mini vegetable… Continue Reading →

Interview with Chris Scott; Author, Parent & Homeschooler

The popularity of homeschooling as an education choice is by no means recent. In fact, the next generation is increasingly embracing it too! People who grew up being homeschooled want to offer that same flexibility and custom education to their own… Continue Reading →

Tattles Versus Tells; How to Handle Everyday Childhood Conflicts

There is a perennial PSHE problem for teachers, homeschoolers and parents alike. It’s the persistent tattles versus tells that kids love to bring you. Whether you’re juggling a lively class of 30 or refereeing multiple siblings at home, you’ll know… Continue Reading →

St Patrick’s Day; Irish Patron Saint Resources

The feast of Saint Patrick, or St Patrick’s Day, is both a cultural and a religious celebration. It’s held annually on March 17. However, studying the British patron saints is interesting at any time of the year. (The four patron… Continue Reading →

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